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Myofascial Pain in Lower & Upper Back

SherminoleSSherminole Posts: 1
edited 07/15/2015 - 11:08 PM in New Member Introductions
My name is Sherman and a bruised spinal cord injury behind 3-4-5 vertebrae about 28 months ago. The severe pain I am experiencing now has only emerged in the last 6 months, for whatever reason. Have had intense massage which does not seem to help. I live just outside of Orlando, Fl. Here's what's happening now:

All of my muscles on either side of my spine from shoulder blades to tailbone are locked short and I have pain 24 hours a day.

Can anybody on here relate to this and is there any medication and/or therapy that you might recommend? It would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Hi. What diagnostic tests have you had to check for damage in your spine?
    I have extremely tight muscles & suffer with spasms a lot. I have trigger point injections & take a muscle relaxant 3x a day. That combined with OTC & prescription creams, aromatherapy massage oils, hot Epsom salt (magnesium) baths & physical therapy stretches (done 2x a day) controls that problem for me.
    I think it's very important to know what's causing this issue. I have severe underlying spine degeneration & my muscles are just reacting to that. Everything I listed is just managing the symptoms for me. If there's damage that can be focused on & fixed I'd go that route.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
  • I can sympathise as I have the same problem. My physiotherapist uses trigger point technique to restimulate the muscles. This is very painful at the time but within days she has me moving again. Like you I seek more advice on this matter becauase it is so debilitating. Perhaps someone on the forum can help us?
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